Research in the News

“New Discoveries at Monte Albán: Buried Buildings & Political Transformation at the Zapotec Capital,” virtual lecture presented by Marc Levine for the Arizona State Museum (University of Arizona), 3/15/22.

An Underground Temple Revealed: OU Archaeologists Pinpoint an Ancient Temple Beneath a World Heritage Site without Lifting a Shovel. Sooner Magazine, Vol. 3, Issue 3, Spring 2021.

“Why Digital Archaeology? A Case Study,” Episode 165; ARCHAEOTECH Podcast with Paul Zimmerman & Chris Webster; 10/14/21.

MADAP Co-Directors Alex Badillo and Marc Levine receive a “Win-a-Lab” grant from the Edify software platform to develop lesson plans where students will engage with a virtual reality model of Monte Albán’s Main Plaza, 12/3/20.

OU Archaeologists Uncover Buried Building in Ancient Mexican City” KFOR Oklahoma News 4 TV, November 27, 2020.

Press release on our discovery of a buried building located beneath Monte Albán’s Main Plaza can be found on the website of the Sam Noble Museum at the University of Oklahoma. See here.

MADAP Co-Director, Dr. Alex Elvis Badillo, discusses the Monte Albán Virtual Reality Laboratory (MAVRL) on the podcast ArchaeoCafe with host Dr. Otis Crandell, May 7, 2020.

OU, Oklahoma Archeological Survey Researchers Helping Digitize Ancient Mesoamerican City OU Daily (newspaper, Norman, OK), May 22, 2019.

Research from the Monte Alban Geophysical Archaeological Project (MAGAP) was featured in the “First Civilizations” television program, which first aired on PBS on 4/24/18. The episode, entitled “War,” can be seen here.

Photos from the Monte Albán Geophysical Archaeology Project were featured in an exhibit at the Monte Albán archaeological site museum. The exhibit celebrated the 30th Anniversary of Monte Albán’s designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site (1987-2017). See more here.